Community Development Authority launches Dubai Volunteering Center

The Community Development Authority (CDA) announced on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day the launch of Dubai Volunteering Center, the UAE’s First Governmental Center for voluntary work, as a part of CDA’s efforts to promote awareness about the culture of volunteering in Dubai and develop social service standards.

The Center, which comes in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 to promote a volunteering culture, will aim to spread awareness about the importance of volunteering, encourage individuals to further participate in volunteering activities, and qualify and train volunteers in cooperation with competent authorities from both the public and private sectors.

The center’s first initiative  is to register 1000 volunteers in collaboration with Zayed University in the coming few months.

This should be of interest to Dubai Jobseekers for two reasons. The first is that volunteering is a great way for unemployed jobseekers to gain new experience and to network and make connections with other volunteers which could lead to a job. In addition, the volunteer centre does employ paid staff to run the center and there may be opportunities for employment since the center has just opened.


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